Feb 3, 2013 3:30pm PST
this week. plus a curfew to curtail violent protests that have been raised in several egyptian cities. 54 people have died. another warning came from the country's army chief, that's egypt's -- that's egypt's political problems are pushing the near anarchy along the sues canal. in cairo a mob ransacked the fire star intercontinental hotel. it has been two years since mubarak was september from power. the new -- was swept from power. the new present morsi is an islamist aligned with the brotherhood. adding to the unrest is egypt's weak economy. egypt's credit rating was downgraded from a b plus to a b. it cited instability. the urgency of egypt's climate brought leaders of all political stripes in a rare meeting tuesday. included were the muslim brotherhood. the shroff if is and secular and bib brail faxes, including mohammed el bar day and his national front. the group issued a statement calling for national dialogue, one that quote all the components of the egyptian society participate without any exclusion, unquote. as quote the only means to resolve any problems or disagreements unquot
Feb 3, 2013 6:30am EST
by siemens. across the country we are building answers for hospitals, utilities, cities and factories and we are building them to last. siemens, answers. >> theu.s.economyinthefourthquarte of. the u.s. economy in the fourth quarter of last year october, november, december contracted by 0. 1%. one-tenth of 1%. it was the first contraction in three years and it rattles financial markets. much of the slippage in gross domestic product, was due to what the u.s. federal reserves describes as quote weather related disruptions and other transitory facts unquote. the central bank is keeping monetary policy on hold. and says n worth of long-term securities a month, until there is a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market. also, the cut back in department of defense outlays, is likely to fuel concerns about the size of a slow down and the full economic fallout of the large quote unquote sequester cuts scheduled for a month from now, the start of march. the president's press secretary said this about the sequester. quote, across-the-board cuts to education, to research and developme
Feb 10, 2013 3:30pm PST
state law allow cities and counties to ban cannabis dispensaries? even though voters approve the use of medical marijuana? >> the legislature knows how to say, thou shalt not ban dispensaries. they didn't say that. >> that's the question before california's highest court this week. the ruling could have a huge impact on the state's massive medical marijuana industry. >>> job growth in silicon valley is outpacing the rest of the nation. but a new report says the income gap between rich and poor is widening. leaving some minorities behind. >>> with the number of people riding bicycles rising fast, san francisco planners roll out a multimillion dollar strategy to add bike lanes, parking stations and other improvements. we'll talk with the head of the san francisco bicycle coalition. >>> plus, california takes the first step to grant special protection to the ocean's top predator. coming up next.
Feb 9, 2013 12:30pm PST
, cities, to last. siemens. answers. >>> issue one. drone on. >> drones are uavs. unmanned aerial vehicles. aircraft that are operated remotely from nearby or from thousands of miles away, like the distance between the nation of afghanistan and the air force base in the u.s. state of nevada. drones come in various shapes, sizes and weights. they are used for surveillance, disablement, and killing. and drones are increasingly ubiquitous. there are 64 drone bases spread across the united states alone, and the u.s. has other drone installations across the planet. africa is increasingly a drone base environment. a newly authorized site in the nation of niger will become the sixth u.s. drone base in africa, joining one in morocco, senegal, uganda, and a permanent one in djibouti. u.s. drone attacks ordered by obama have spiked particularly in yemen, somalia, afghanistan, and notably pakistan where over 360 drone strikes over the nine years, 2004 to 2013, have killed over 3,000 people. this data is not classified. and not even secret. but it is troubling. so troubling that the u.n. has just deci